Sunday, August 31, 2008

Alaska's First Family

Reader Liz brought a serious problem to our attention in the last post's comments. No matter what your politics are, I think we can all agree that Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, and Trig Paxson Van could have used a re-think. Particularly the first two and the last one. Particularly because Trig doesn't appear to be any kind of "Nordic" name, as the family claims. There's "Trygg", a Norwegian name which means "safe" or "reliable" - but there's unfortunately no "brave victory." Maybe they should have just been straight with us and confessed it's short for "Trigger." NRA family, you know? Or maybe "Trigonometry?" Palin's probably good with numbers?

Willow? I'll survive. Piper? Not my fave, but hey. But Bristol is a girl. And Track is... a sport. And Trig just really, really, really needs to be good at math in high school. At least algebra. Seriously.

Thursday, August 14, 2008



God bless good old American independence and free thought. I'll be writing this blog for the next sixty years.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

People Who Can't Take a Joke



Oh hey, Anonymous. Sorry you don't have a sense of humor, or a sense of courage. I'm sorry to hear that "karma like me is a real bitch," too. Next time, log into Blogger and run a grammar check. Oh, and figure out the "submit" button so you don't have to post your comment fifteen separate times on four posts. I'd teach you how, but I guess I'm too busy being afraid of having children.